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need real democrats. >> obama: the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> stephanie: that's what got me the most. despite emotional pleas from the families of victims of the shootings in newtown, and brood public support, the bill failed 54-46. visibly -- a visibly angry obama that was -- he talked about -- we already played that clip. it being a shameful day for washington. he said sooner or later we're going to get it right, the memories of these children deserve it. i hope so. did you watch any of this -- when the vote totals were announced by joe biden. minutes later, dianne feinstein implored her colleagues to show some guts. >> yeah. >> stephanie: the assault weapons ban drew support there just 40 members. four democrats who will face reelection in conservative gun-friendly states voted against it, and they walked the hall of shame this morning. heidi heitkamp, alaska arkansas, and max baucus of montana. [ booing ] >> stephanie: he also started bitching about the health care law yesterday which he help write. because he is
the bill. >> that was former congresswoman gabby giffords standing next to president obama. she responded in an op ed writing, some of the senators who voted no have also looked into my eyes as i talked about my experience being shot in the head at point blank range and expressed sympathy for the others shot beside me, six of whom died. polls show overwhelmingly favor expanding background checks. shame on them, she wrote. dana bash joins me again. also, gloria borgia. the president lost not only republicans but democrats on this piece of legislation. what happened? >> that's right. four democrats, that's the number that he lost. if you look at it, isn't very much, but it is absolutely crucial and made the difference between winning this and losing. if you look at those democrats, anderson, all but one are up for re-election next year in very red states. in very pro gun states. that was something that was lard for the president to take, but his -- there's no question that he and the people around him understood the politics of it. i think what surprised them the most was that there was a c
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